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Norton Tool Steel Grinding Wheels
& Grinding Wheel Dressing Tools

Possibly the single most misunderstood aspect of sharpening is the importance of choosing the right Norton grinding wheel. Most people use the wheels that came on the grinder. These wheels are the worst possible choice. They are almost sure to burn the edge of a cutting tool. The wheels that come on a grinder are very hard, designed to be long wearing while removing stock quickly. The opposite style of Norton grinding wheel is needed for hardened tool steel. For this, a soft Norton Grinding wheel, specially formulated to run cool, is needed. We prefer 60 grit for woodworking tools. Without such a Norton wheel, even the most skilled user is likely to burn an edge. With the correct wheel, you still need to be careful and not push too hard, but you will notice a night and day difference. All of the Norton wheels offered here are especially designed for grinding tool steel. They can also be used occasionally for general purpose grinding, but if you need to use your grinder a lot for non-sharpening related work, we recommend using an all purpose wheel for this work. And don't forget to wear safety goggles!

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Norton "Blue" 3X Tool Steel Grinding Wheel - Made in Mexico
The Norton 3X Blue grinding wheels are Norton's top-of-the-line stock grinding wheels for tool steel. Unlike the custom wheels that Norton used to make for us in Worcester, Mass., these wheels are made in Mexico. Norton has raised the prices so high on the US made wheels that they have become prohibitively expensive. Norton seems to be pushing to move all of their production outside the US. Many hard working Americans that we knew at Norton have been fired. These Mexican wheels are a good value.
Norton Grinding Wheel
Description Price Qty Buy
Norton 3X Blue Grinding Wheel 46 grit
6" x 3/4" with 1" to 1/2" arbor (using bushings)
$34.95
- N/A
Norton 3X Blue Grinding Wheel 60 grit
6" x 3/4" with 1" to 1/2" arbor (using bushings)
$34.95
- N/A



Norton Round Grinding Wheel Dresser
Norton grinding Wheel Dresser
Description Price Qty Buy
Norton H6 Grinding Wheel Dresser
10" overall with handle
$34.95
Norton JT-246 Crystolon Dresser Stick - 6" x 1/2" round$7.95


Norton Multi-Point Diamond Grinding Wheel Dresser
Norton diamond grinding Wheel Dresser
These Norton dressers are made specifically for the Norton 3X blue wheels.
Description Price Qty Buy
Norton Multi-Point Diamond Grinding Wheel Dresser
10" overall with handle
$38.95


Norton Grinding Wheel Dressing Stick
Norton Grinding Wheel Dressing Stick
The Norton grinding wheel dressing stick is an economical way to dress any grinding wheel.
Description Price Qty Buy
Norton Grinding Wheel Dressing Stick
6" by 1" by 1"
$8.95


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